Cleaning...learned a lesson today!

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    A cheaper fix is to buy one of those air canisters sold at office supply stores for cleaning the dust out of keyboards. I have one and it is absolutely perfect for guns. It even comes with an attachable 4''ish straw for those hard to reach places.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rottkeeper View Post
    I have done that for years, another trick if you don't have a compressor is to take water as hot as you can get it and still handle it and add a little dish soap. Soak your disassembled gun in it for a few minutes then pull one piece at a time and wipe clean. This works better in conjunction with a compressor to blow the parts clean and dry.

    The hot water evaporates quickly when you pull the parts from the hot water and the gunk just melts away.

    You do not have to worry about rusting if you get it dried right away, that only happens during slow oxidation.
    I think most people have an instinctive fear of mixing water with guns or any kind of metal, but hot soapy water is an excellent firearm cleaner, especially black powder guns.

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